Patrick J. Linden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Denver, CO

Linden Law Partners, LLC
 | 3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive, Suite 717 E
Denver, CO 80209
Phone: 720-759-2779
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (50%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Patrick J. Linden is a partner with Linden Law Partners, LLC, in Denver, Colorado. Serving a diverse range of commercial clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region, Mr. Linden has more than 18 years of legal experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Corporate law

·       Mergers and acquisitions

·       Venture capital, private equity and related transactions

·       Investor representation

·       Startups and emerging companies

·       Entity structuring and formation of LLCs, partnerships and corporations

·       General business counseling

·       Equity incentive plans and compensation

·       Employment contracts

·       Joint ventures and strategic alliances

·       Securities law

·       Reporting and compliance

·       Uniform Commercial Code and secured transactions

·       Credit and debt financing

·       Real estate equity

·       Mezzanine financing

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Linden has successfully handled hundreds of complex transactions for a variety of commercial clients in a wide range of industries. Among his most notable successes, he represented the interests of private equity firms in the acquisition of restaurant chains valued at more than $700 million and $450 million, respectively. He has also served as counsel to another private equity firm for the procurement of a $280 million credit facility, and he assisted in the acquisition of a printing company valued at more than $370 million.

In addition, he has helped facilitate transactions worth tens of millions of dollars for numerous clients, and he has represented stakeholders of NFL and NHL teams during ownership transactions and other shareholder matters. Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, Mr. Linden has published dozens of articles and conducted continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and legal abilities, he received the "Barrister's Best" award from Law Week Colorado as among the top Private Equity Attorneys in Colorado along with the magazine's "People's Choice" award for Mergers and Acquisitions. He has also earned consistent top rankings from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his many satisfied clients.

A 1997 cum laude graduate of the University of Denver, Mr. Linden returned to his alma mater and obtained his Master of Science in finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business in 2001. That same year, he also obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, where he was a member of the school's Law Review and graduated Order of the Ives.

Mr. Linden is an active member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and he has served as adjunct professor with the University of Denver's MBA Program, where he has facilitated classes involving sports and entertainment contracts. He is also a long-time board member of the Denver Sports Commission.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 30%Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Securities Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2015

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White Papers

  • M&A 101 Playbook (2018) - Comprehensive primer on the process associated with Merger & Acquisition transactions. 

  • About Patrick Linden

    Admitted: 2001, Colorado

    Professional Webpage: https://lindenlawpartners.com/pat-linden/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers for M&A
    • Long Time Board Member, Denver Sports Commission
    • M&A Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007, and 2009-2015
    • M&A Rising Star, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2007, and 2009-2015
    • 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers for M&A
    • Law Week Colorado – “Barrister’s Best” award as Colorado’s best Private Equity attorney, Barrister’s Best Issue, 2019
    • "People's Choice" award Colorado's best Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney, Law Week Colorado , 2018
    • Awarded "Best Private Equity Attorney" in the Barrister's Best category of the 2019 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado., 2019
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2014
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2011
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2010
    • Rising Stars for Mergers & Acquisitions category, Super Lawyers, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Rockies Venture Club, 2015
    • American Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association, 2018
    • Adjunct Professor, Sports & Entertainment Contracts, University of Denver Daniels College of Business MBA Program, 2010
    • Member, Denver Bar Association, 2018
    • Member of Board of Directors, Denver Metro Sports Commission, 2013
    • Member, Colorado Bar Association, 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisory Board Member, National Pro Fastpitch, Women's Professional Fastpitch Softball League, 2013
    • Advisory Board Member, Denver Metro Sports Commission, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Best Practices for Manufacturing and Outsourcing in Biotech, 2012 Rocky Mountain BioBooster Clinic, May 2012
    • University of Denver MBA Program — Adjunct Professor, “Sports and Entertainment Contracts”
    • The Temporary Guest’s Reduced Expectation of Privacy, 77 Denv. U.L. Rev. 217, 1999
    • Sales, Mergers and Initial Public Offerings, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2006
    • Fueling Opportunity: Women, Sports and the Bottom Line, 10th Annual Women in Sports Business Symposium, University of Oregon Warsaw Sports Marketing Graduate Business School, 2006
    • Limited Liability Companies: When and How to Use Them, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2008
    • Art of the Deal: Equity Funding, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, 2008
    • Drafting Employment and Other Compensation Agreements, Colorado Bar Association CLE Seminar, 2007-09
    • Destroying the Union in Order to Save It? An Analysis of the 2011 Labor Strife Over the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2011
    • Raising Capital and Securities Law 101 for Start-Up Companies, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open, August 2011
    • Middle Market M&A: Securities, Valuation, Liquidity and Purchase Price Adjustments, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, November 2011
    • Structuring Earnouts in M&A Transactions, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, January 2012
    • Inside Venture Capital, Rockies Venture Club, Speaker, 2015
    • Proactive Employment Practices for Emerging Companies, Startup Colorado – Legal Round Table, July 2012
    • Buy/Sell Agreements, Web Credenza CLE Seminar, December 2012
    • Considerations in Negotiations Regarding Valuation and Balance of Power, Expo West 2015, Anaheim, CA, March 2015, Speaker, 2015
    • Raising Angel and Venture Capital Money in Natural Products, Faegre Baker Daniels Boulder Natural Foods Seminar, Speaker, 2014
    • Business Succession Planning, Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open, Speaker, 2014
    • Anti-Dilution in Early Stage Financings, Rockies Venture Club  , Speaker, 2013
    • Negotiating the Deal Terms of a Venture Capital Investment, Rocky Mountain Clean Tech Open, Speaker, 2013
    • The Temporary Guest's Reduced Expectation of Privacy, 77 DENV. U.L. REV. 217 (1999), Author, University of Denver Law Review, 1999

    Transactions:

    • Represent medical device manufacturer in $67 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2019
    • Represent regional food distribution company in $23 million sale to private equity acquirer., 2018
    • Represent global media company in sale to private equity acquirer, 2018
    • Represent transportation management and logistics company in sale to international freight transportation company, 2018
    • Represent real estate fintech company for venture capital investment by NYSE strategic investor, 2017
    • Represented national high tech staffing company in sale to largest U.S. based outsourcing company focused on temporary placement, direct hire, and managed staffing services, 2017
    • Represented product promotion company focused on educational and prevention awareness programs and campaigns in sale to private equity acquirer, 2017
    • Represented healthcare IT staffing company in $40 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2016
    • Represented largest yoga chain in U.S. for multiple commercial transactions , 2016
    • Represent international restaurant franchisor in $700 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2016
    • Represented reservation less teleconferencing company in $25 million sale to international communications company, 2016
    • Represented cloud management software company in $55 million sale to public company, 2015
    • Represented international paint company in $80 million sale of division, 2015
    • Represented private equity firm in $60 million investment in renewal energy company, 2015
    • Represented national restaurant franchisor in $450 million sale to private equity acquirer, 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Awarded People's Choice "Best Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney" in 2018 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado, 2018
    • Awarded "Best Private Equity Attorney" in the Barrister's Best category of the 2019 Barrister's Best issue of Law Week Colorado., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • M.S., Finance, summa cum laude, University of Denver, 2001
    • B.S.B.A, University of Denver, Majors in Finance and Statistics, Cum Laude, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Financial Services
    • Healthcare And Life Sciences
    • LOHAS
    • Manufacturing And Industrial
    • Media
    • Sports And Entertainment
    • Technology And Internet
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    Office Location for Patrick J. Linden

    3773 Cherry Creek N. Drive
    Suite 717 E
    Denver, CO 80209

    Phone: 720-759-2779

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    Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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